Seahorse show stopper to grace 'Cake International' in support of MCS

By: Clare Fischer
Date posted: 3 November 2017

A huge cake in the shape of a seahorse, with detailed and intricate icing sculptures and patterns, is set to wow visitors at ‘Cake International’ at Birmingham’s NEC this weekend.


This fabulous cake will bring one of the most fascinating creatures to a whole new audience at ‘Cake International

Richard Harrington,
Head of Communications

The cake, which stands six feet high, has been created by Cornish luxury cake makers. Peboryon, who are based in Penzance. The cake will raise funds for the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) when it’s cut up and sold off on the last day of the show.

Phil Jensen from Peboryon says they’re delighted to be supporting MCS in this way: “Seahorses are extraordinary creatures. Beautiful, unusual and gorgeous to sculpt. But they’re endangered so it’s great to be working with MCS to support their work with this species and wider projects to help protect our oceans.”

MCS runs its own ‘Adopt-a-Seahorse’ scheme in conjunction with the Seahorse Trust and Head of Communications, Richard Harrington, says the timing of a cake with a marine theme couldn’t have come at a better time: “Right now the wonders of the ocean as well as the threats it faces is suddenly on the mainstream agenda thanks to BBC1’s Blue Planet II and Sky Ocean Rescue. This fabulous cake will bring one of the most fascinating creatures to a whole new audience at ‘Cake International’”.

The cake base is Madeira with lemon drizzle, lemon curd and a white chocolate ganache. During the show visitors will be able to stick on their own decorations using edible glue!

“Not many people realise that seahorses inhabit our waters in the UK, mainly around the south coast. But their habitat is under threat – here it’s the loss of their seagrass habitat whilst abroad they are taken from the wild as part of the horrendous curio trade,” says Richard Harrington.

“We’re delighted that Peboryon have created such a fantastic edible work of art and we hope people will give generously when they have the chance to grab a slice at the end of the event.”

A replica of the cake will be put on show at Weymouth SEA LIFE Centre next week

Actions you can take

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